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8 Techniques to Practice Self – Compassion: The Path to Wellbeing

Self-Compassion is a powerful evidence-based technique that has some amazing benefits:
• Boosts Mental Health: Research shows that self-compassion leads to greater emotional resilience, accurate self-concepts, and more caring relationship behavior.
• Reduces Stress and Anxiety: Being kind to yourself during challenging times helps calm your nervous system and reduces anxiety.
• Enhances Well-Being: Self-compassion fosters a positive mindset, leading to improved overall well-being and life satisfaction

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What did Sir John Whitmore mean with Interference?

Sir John Whitmore in his groundbreaking book “Coaching for Performance” said Performance = Potential – Interference.

Coaches are always trying to bring out the potential, but often do not succeed in removing enough interference to significantly increase performance. In fact, the degree to which they succeed with this really is the degree to which they can be said to be great coaches!

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Are you being held back by limiting beliefs?

Beliefs are nothing more than thoughts with emotions attached to them that you consider to be true. They often feel as if they are part of your identity and might even be felt in the body.

If they are negative limiting beliefs, they will create stress, tension, failure, fears, obstacles, endless self talk, etc in your life.

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Feeling the Heat? Here’s How to Cool Down the Stress and Avoid Burnout

Stress sneaks into our lives on three main levels: acute (short-term), episodic acute (frequent bursts), and chronic (long-term). Chronic stress is the sneaky thief of joy and energy, leading to the dreaded burnout. If you learn to recognize the signs as it moves from acute to chronic, you can take appropriate action before it becomes a serious problem. The more accurate terms for these 3 stages are described below.

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How to become Happier, Happier, and Happier!

Level 2: Eudaimonic Well-Being

Eudaimonic (I have no idea how to pronounce this!) translates as “good spirit” – a higher form of happiness.

This is essentially what is often called self – actualization – living a life based upon values, and one’s true potential and gifts. It could be described as developing a healthy and mature ego and becoming emotionally and socially developed. It requires commitment and considerable self-development work.

Atkinson describes 6 pillars of this:

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Being vs Doing: How to Find Balance and Happiness in a Busy World and Learn the Dutch art of Niksen!

Being mode is the opposite of Doing mode. It’s about presence, immersion, and acceptance. It’s a non-linear mode, without a particular aim or endpoint. When we are in Being mode, we are aware of the current moment, without judgment, without trying to change or modify the current experience. We are open, curious, and calm. We shift out of fight or flight mode into the rest and digest mode, and we discover that a natural peace and joy starts to emerge; we take things less seriously and we develop a different perspective of problems, relationships, purpose, our work, etc.

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